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Charles Edwin Jones

Charles Edwin Jones

Born
1828 (Devonport, Devon)
Died
18 March 1903 (Korumburra)
Parents
John, tailor, and Elizabeth, nee Tucker
Marriage
(1) 1850 Devonport, England, Anne Letitia Angear; 3s. 3d.; (2) 17 Feb 1865 Ballarat, Charlotte Ryan; 2s. 3d.
Occupation
Tailor and journalist.
Religion
Church of England
Career
Arrived Melbourne 1851?; worked as tailor and built up business in Bourke St.; edited a Collingwood newspaper in 1860s; to Ballarat and was editor Evening Post c1867; involved in three libel cases; expelled from parliament for bribery and corruption, and for involvement in the Quieting of Titles Bill; became a popular lecturer; went to America c1872 and was a showman with T. Barnum; on return c1881-1882 resumed lecture tours in Vic. and other colonies, and was editor and proprietor of The People's Tribune Nov 1883-Nov 1886. Temperance supporter. Published several pamphlets. In February 1887 Jones' 2nd wife brought an action for maintenance in Ballarat that was settled out of court.;Melbourne city councillor 1862-1865
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Ballarat East
1st Nov 1864
 
1st Dec 1867
 
MLA
Ballarat West
1st May 1868
(b/e)
1st Mar 1869
Resigned
MLA
Ballarat West
1st Apr 1869
 
1st Apr 1869
Expelled
MLA
Ballarat West
1st May 1869
 
1st Jan 1871
 
MLA
Ballarat West
1st Mar 1886
 
1st Mar 1889
 

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.

Notes
Re-elected 27 Mar 1869 and sworn in 13 Apr 1869.
Other seats contested
E. Ballarat 1868, W. Ballarat 1871, Geelong 1882, W. Ballarat 1883, Windermere 1889, E. Bourke Boroughs 1892
Appointments
Commissioner Railways & Roads 11 July 1868-9 Mar 1869
 
Vice-president Board land & Works 3 Aug 1868-9 Mar 1869
References
Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4. The Argus, 1887, 23 February p.6 col.4 and 26 February p.10, col.8.
Initial Data Source
Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)